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Merced County Fair market beef weigh-in set for Feb. 16

A one-day only, mandatory event is scheduled Feb. 16 for 2012 Merced County Fair market beef exhibitors.

January 24, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


Octogenarian rides 103 miles on birthday bicycle trip

Retired teacher and amateur photographer Ray Houlihan has had the same mode of transportation for over 50 years - a Bottecchia bicycle.

January 24, 2012 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Locals celebrate Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year was celebrated around the world on Monday by cultures that follow a lunar calendar. The holiday, popularly known in the U.S. as Chinese New Year, is also celebrated by Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan and Mongolian communities.

January 24, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Church cleans up neighborhood, literally

Turlock's alleys may be littered with junk, but just how much rubbish fills those backstreets?

January 24, 2012 | | Local


Valley jobs to return in 2012, predicts Business Forecasting Center

Two years into an expected five-year economic recovery, the close of 2011 brought positive economic indicators – and hopes of a faster-than-expected resurgence.

January 24, 2012 | | Local


Citizen police academy

The Turlock Police Department will be hosting a citizen police academy starting March 21.

January 24, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Valley residents come together to pack meals for starving children

Hilmar Covenant Church was alive with the hope of changing young lives last weekend.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Egg industry, Humane Society introduce bill

The United Egg Producers and the Humane Society of the Unites States introduced a new federal bill, The Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012 (HR 3798), that, if passed, will establish a national cage size standard for egg-laying hens.

January 24, 2012 | Jonathan McCorkell | Local


Despite rain, TID sees large demand for early irrigation

At long last, rain fell in Turlock last week – just days after the start of the Turlock Irrigation District's early irrigation season.

January 24, 2012 | | Local


Turlocker presents 1966 turbo engine design to UNLV students

David Chovanak made the long trek from Turlock to Las Vegas this week to present a unique invention to a group of engineering students. Chovanak built what might be the first known micro turbine engine out of spare parts and kitchen utensils in 1966 as a student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (then Nevada Southern University). He presented his invention - which he named The Rebel - to senior design students on the first day of their spring semester.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Chamber, community honors 'Best of Turlock'

The Turlock community gathered on Friday night to recognized business leaders, humanitarians and other local dignitaries at the Best of Turlock awards. The ceremony is put on every year by the Turlock Chamber of Commerce.

January 20, 2012 | Andrea Goodwin | Local


Year closes with spike in unemployment rate

The end of 2011 brought an increase in Stanislaus County's unemployment rate, closing at 16.1 percent for December, according to the latest figures from the Economic Development Department.

January 20, 2012 | Sabra Stafford | Local


New TID weather stations offer more local data

Ask the National Weather Service for the local conditions in Turlock, and you might be surprised what you see.

January 20, 2012 | | Local


Nominations sought for ‘Outstanding Woman’ award

Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2012 Stanislaus County Commission for Women Outstanding Women Award. There are three categories of awards including Women of History, Living Pioneers and Young Women (high school seniors to age 24 which includes a cash scholarship).

January 20, 2012 | Staff Reports TURLOCK JOURNAL | Local


High-Speed Rail faces changes at the top

A major leadership shakeup faces the California High-Speed Rail Authority.

January 17, 2012 | | Local


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County law enforcement pays homage to fallen officers

Overcast skies mirrored the somber tone of Wednesday morning's Stanislaus County Peace Officers Memorial service held at Lakewood Memorial Park as those who lost ...

May 05, 2016 | By Jeff Benziger Turlock Journal | Local


City seeks input on downtown parking

The growing popularity of Turlock's downtown is a boon to the economy and increases the quality of life for residents, however, finding a place ...

May 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Turlock's two farmers' markets to open on Saturday

Farmers' market season has finally arrived and this year Turlockers will have two options when it comes to shopping for fresh produce and locally made ...

May 05, 2016 | Kristina Hacker | Local


Sports bar and grill delivers family-friendly atmosphere

Type of Business: Sports bar and grill

May 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Big rig crash off Highway 99 in Turlock kills one man, injures another

A semi truck driver died Thursday morning after his tractor trailer veered off the highway and crashed into a carport, narrowly missing the Turlock apartment ...

May 05, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Turlock Eagles 4-H Club promotes community involvement

The Turlock Eagles are the newest 4-H club in Turlock, providing local youth with the opportunity to get involved in the community in unique ways ...

May 05, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


Locals love tamales

The first annual Turlock Tamale Festival was a resounding success, according to festival host and Turlock Poker Room owner Joe Fernandez.

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Foster Farms recalls chicken nugget products

Foster Fosters is recalling approximately 220,450 pounds of fully cooked frozen chicken nuggets that could be contaminated with extraneous blue plastic and black rubber ...

May 03, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Dentistry from the Heart to offer free smiles

For the past three years, local dentist Robert A. McCulla has changed lives – and smiles – in the Turlock community by hosting a free day of ...

May 03, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


March sees improved water conservation rates statewide

Despite a lack of rain in March Californians didn't lag in their water conservation efforts, according to the recent data from the State Water ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Purple for a cause

Turlockers painted their world purple on Saturday and brought cancer patients a little hope by raising $35,410 for the American Cancer Society through the ...

May 03, 2016 | Candy Padilla | Local


Kitten rescue goes viral

Turlock Firefighters are causing "ahs" to be uttered around the country as a video of them rescuing four kittens from a burning wood pile spreads ...

May 03, 2016 | Sabra Stafford | Local


Public invited to Congressional candidate forum

One of the most important jobs that the League of Women Voters of Stanislaus County does is to provide educational opportunities for the voters by ...

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Turlock native serving aboard U.S. Navy destroyer

A 2008 Turlock High School graduate and Turlock native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile destroyer, USS Milius.

April 29, 2016 | STAFF REPORTS Turlock Journal | Local


Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast honors service and strength

Members of the Turlock community came together on Friday morning to eat, pray and reflect at the annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, giving thanks to ...

April 29, 2016 | Angelina Martin | Local


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